Maud Lewis, Untitled [Fishing Boat at Low Tide], 1960s, Oil on rpulpboard, 28.0 x 35.5 cm, Anonymously donated in memory of Reta Boudreau, 2013 with assistance from the Sheldon and Marjorie Fountain Endowment Fund
Frances Dorsey, Alder #1, Purcell's Cove, NS, 2018, Jacquard woven and dyed with natural dyes, approx. 69.0 x 78.0 cm, LoanAnne Macmillan, For the Trees, 2013, Digital animal (6:40 min. : color : sound), Courtesy of the artistCharley Young, Striation I, 2018, Graphite and watercolour pencil on drafting film, 81.3 x 91.4 cm, Loan
On The Road  

Maud Lewis and the Nova Scotia Terroir

Tuesday, 30 April 2019 to Sunday, 22 March 2020
This exhibition celebrates the artistic production of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. Anchored by folk artist Maud Lewis, the exhibition describes the sense of place and the history that informs it. The living artists included in the exhibition present a dynamic and engaging exploration of Nova Scotia’s rich contemporary visual arts community.
Just as the terroir informs the taste of wine, the themes that come from this place frame and colour the works being produced here. The region’s climate, economic reality, commercial opportunities and critical artistic environment are born of historic precedent. These factors inform artistic production and consumption. This Terroir imbues specific character and flavour to the works gathered here. It is deep, flinty, smart and funny. It is serious and layered. The blood of many historic battles and systemic wrongs runs through the work. This exercise allows some degree of excavation into the terroir, but as with any great wine, the longer the work sits with one, the more is revealed.


Ann Macmillan
Charley Young
Frances Dorsey
Maud Lewis
Melanie Colosimo
Sarah Maloney
Ursula Johnson


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